What’s New At Port Orleans Resort in Disney World? April 2, 2018

Today we’re bringing you a special Port Orleans Resort-themed What’s New! We always love an excuse to visit Port Orleans — French Quarter because of the beautiful landscaping, impeccably festive decor, and fun vibes.

Port Orleans -- French Quarter

Port Orleans — French Quarter

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DFB Video: Disney Desserts You MUST Experience!

Hey, guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and I hope you’ve got your sweet tooth ready… because we’re sharing Disney desserts you’ve just GOT to try!

The Kitchen Sinks

The Kitchen Sinks at Beaches and Cream

Today is ALL about the sweet stuff in Disney World… and we’re sharing the whole scoop, from what to get and where to get it! Of course, we’re got some longtime classics, like the Kitchen Sink at Beaches and Cream and the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake at Liberty Tree Tavern. But the sweet fun never stops, so there are tons of new items for you to try, too! There’s no shortage of desserts to add to your must-try list, so check out our video to find our favorites in all four Disney World parks, Disney Springs, and some that you may find in your favorite Resort. Then let us know what you would add to the list! [Read more…]

No More Free Parking for Disney World Resort Guests?!?

Effective for reservations made starting March 21, 2018, registered guests at Disney World Resort hotels will be charged a nightly fee for self-parking.

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

The parking fee will be added to the guest’s hotel folio upon checkout. Rates will vary based on Resort type, as follows:

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Review: Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory at Port Orleans Resort, French Quarter

It’s not every day that I am surprised by a Quick Service meal at Walt Disney World.

But Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter has done just that!

French Quarter is the sister Resort to Port Orleans, Riverside, and while both are located along the picturesque Sassagoula River and share boats that carry guests to and from Disney Springs, the Resorts’ personalities are markedly different.

Riverside has a down-home, relaxed, on-the-bayou feel, with the Riverside Mill Food Court capturing the industrial spirit of New Orleans. The French Quarter, on the other hand, features the ornate wrought iron and colorful architecture of the French Quarter in New Orleans, while dancing jesters and musical alligators dotting the landscape provide more than a hint of whimsy.

The French Quarter’s primary dining option — alongside Scat Cat’s Club, where you can often catch live tunes along with your drink, and Mardi Grogs, the pool bar — is Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory. This quick service food court used to wow (and kinda creep out) guests with its massive Mardi Gras float decor suspended from the ceiling. It was colorful and busy with something new to discover on every visit.

Sassagoula Floatworks

Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory

A 2016 renovation gave Sassagoula Floatworks a total overhaul, so let’s check out what the space looks like now once again before we grab a bite to eat.

Atmosphere

The colorful, oversized Mardi Gras props that used to hang from the ceiling from wall to wall still take some part in the Floatworks decor, only on a much more subdued level. Last year’s renovation delivered a more simplified and industrial design to the food court. Guests were torn about the change, with some lamenting the loss of such over-the-top theming, while others appreciated the streamlined and less markedly terrifying look. Either way, there is still color in concentrated amounts, and Mardi Gras details remain present (if much less conspicuous). [Read more…]

What’s New at Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort!

It’s the New Year for the entire planet, but it’s not just us who feel like there’s always something new at Walt Disney World, right? Today we bring you some seasonal and creative offerings at the Port Orleans Resort, so you can ring in 2018 as it should be — with beignets.

Gingerbread Beignets, to be precise! You’ll find them (and their traditional counterparts) at the Sassagoula Floatworks at Port Orleans — French Quarter. But they’re a seasonal delight, so if you’re in the vicinity, we suggest jingling your bells in that direction ASAP. ;)

Gingerbread Beignets

Gingerbread Beignets

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DFB Video: Eat This at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort!

Hey, friends! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re taking you to Disney World’s Port Orleans Resort (both Riverside and French Quarter) to let you know what you just have to eat during your visit!

Beignets at Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter

Beignets at Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter

A huge bonus for guests staying at Port Orleans Riverside or French Quarter is that they’ve got easy access to each location’s restaurants, lounges, and snacks. And since both spots have some terrific outside-the-norm options, this is great news indeed! From the Beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory to the noshes you can enjoy if you’re taking in a Yeeha Bob show at the River Roost lounge, there is a ton of great stuff to take in at Port Orleans. (And remember, Port Orleans is just a beautiful boat ride away from Disney Springs even if you aren’t staying at the Resort!) [Read more…]

Disney World Refillable Mug Price Increase

OK, nobody’s surprised on this one, right? Anyone? Anyone? Yep, the Refillable Resort Mugs have price-hiked again.

Refillable Resort Mugs

Refillable Resort Mugs

The current Length of Stay price for the Mugs is $18.99. [Read more…]

News: Celebrate Mickey’s Birthday with Special Disney World Treats This Weekend Only!

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse! Mickey’s birthday is November 18th, and if you’re in Disney World this weekend (November 17th – November 19th), YOU can celebrate everyone’s favorite Mouse with special treats all over the Resort!

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Desserts will vary by location, so if you pick up one of these little beauties, be sure to tag us at #disneyfoodblog on Instagram so we can share your treat with the world!

Magic Kingdom

Find the Steamboat Willie Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake at Main Street Bakery, Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café and Pinocchio Village Haus.

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DFB Video: Best Disney World Resorts

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re checking out the BEST Disney World Resorts!

Disney's Wilderness Lodge

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

There is a LOT to consider when you’re planning your Disney World vacation… and at the top of the list is where to stay! Disney World has no shortage of beautifully themed Resorts to choose from. And while they all have their own style of Disney magic, we’d like to share our favorites with you today! [Read more…]

Review: Pumpkin Spice Beignets at Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory

Oh. You thought we were done trying ALL the Pumpkin Spice around Disney World?

Nope, not yet!

We’ve tracked down everything from Pumpkin Spice Shakes (made with ice cream or gelato) to the annual return of Pumpkin Fudge around the parks. But I may have found my very favorite Pumpkin Spice snack yet at Sassagoula Floatworks & Food Factory in Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter, where they’re serving up PUMPKIN SPICE BEIGNETS.

WOOT!!!

Now, you won’t find Pumpkin Spice Beignets listed as an option on the menu alongside the regular French Quarter Beignets.

French Quarter Beignets

French Quarter Beignets

And the traditional (non-Spiced) Beignets are still available as well. [Read more…]